We're going to take a look at some of the common terms and slang that you might come across in Roblox! While a lot of these come from different aspects of the internet, some are exclusive only to Roblox. These can all be a bit confusing if you're new to Roblox, or if you're a parent trying to figure out what your child is saying! Either way, we'll be looking to help you to figure out what exactly some of these common terms mean.
Roblox Terms & Slang
There's a lot of unique abbreviations, initialisms, and acronyms in Roblox that a person who doesn't play or is just getting started might not understand. I'm hoping to clear these up with the following list! Some of these aren't really exclusive to Roblox.
What does abc mean?
This one confused me a bit, but it appears to be used as somewhat of a code to ask people if they want whatever follows the "abc" that was messaged. This can usually be found in roleplaying games. Someone might say "abc for a sister" and if you wanted to role play as a sister you would respond with abc. ABC by itself has no meaning as an initialism in Roblox.
What does afk mean?
AFK means Away From Keyboard and is generally used when someone is going to be away from the game for a brief period of time. This can be used sometimes when on mobile or console even though it makes less sense with those (although they do have virtual keyboards).
What does b) mean?
It pretty much an emoji but with pure text. When you capitalize the b, it appears as a smiley face with glasses on. For example, B).
What does oof mean?
The term oof is associated with Roblox because it is generally the sound that is made when a character is killed. When that happens it is usually because you've made a mistake, so it is now used a lot more broadly when in chat. Someone might say oof if someone said something that is negative or if a task is too difficult. If a person got bad news, they might reply with oof. It can be used in a lot of different ways!
What does reeee mean?
This is usually used as a mocking term for when a person might be overly angry about something or is freaking out. It represents what a shrieking kid might sound like when they are throwing a tantrum. You will usually find it used in an ironic sense, where someone will have something bad happen to them and they will use it in response.
What does SMH mean?
SMH usually stands for Shaking my head. It can sometimes mean Stupid minded humans or So much hate, but I have rarely ever seen it referred to as either of those. It is largely used as a way to show displeasure towards an action of another. If you do something silly or mess up then someone might use it in that situation.
What does xd mean?
Xd is basically just an emoji of a smiling face. It makes more sense when capitalized (XD), because the x represents eyes which are closed and the D is the smiling/laughing mouth. So, XD usually means someone is laughing.